Invitation to Attend Public Presentation

Are you interested in learning about a research project seeking to explore families’ perspectives and loss experiences living with an acquired brain injury?

An invitation is extended to all those experiencing living with an acquired brain injury – survivors, family members, and friends to attend a public presentation given by Ms. Jane Karpa a doctoral student at the University of Manitoba. Ms. Karpa will be letting you know about an upcoming study called: Families’ experiences living with ABI. The purpose of the study is to examine families’ experiences living with ABI so that health care professionals and agencies can better understand families’ perspectives. Understanding of family perspectives can inform family-centered care.

Ms. Karpa has her own experiences of living with ABI, and during her presentation she will briefly share her experiences, qualifications and background. Further information about the study including participation criteria, how data will be collected and participation time commitments will be provided.

If you are interested, please consider attending one of the following presentations.

  • Brandon – January 16th, 2017- Public Health in the Town Center @ 800 Rosser Ave @ 7p.m.
  • Winnipeg – January 18th, 2017 – 825 Sherbrook Street: Room 203 @ 7 p.m.
  • Dauphin – date and time yet to be established

Also, if you know of any other family, not a part of the MBIA chapter network, please consider passing on this invitation to them.


The Education and Nursing Research Ethics Board has approved this research. If you have any concerns or complaints about this project you may contact Jane Karpa (204.896.0456;, or her research supervisor, Dr. Wanda Chernomas (204.474.6819; and the Human Ethics Coordinator (HEC) at the University of Manitoba (474-7122).


Research Project Description and Researcher Contact Information